Pellatt's lived during the sometimes difficult transition between animal to mechanical
transportation, when horses were seen as work forces as well as ornamentation. The first
automobile Pellatt bought for his own use was a "a car with no doors," and he
later owned several cars, including an open-topped, seven passenger Royal Tourist which he
bought in 1907.
This four cylinder, forty-five horsepower automobile had extra folding seats attached to
the sides of the tonneau, and was equipped with a battery for electric lights. The chassis
was composed of chrome nickel steel throughout and the body was painted a "Buster
green with red stripes"--the Queen's Own Rifles Colours.
In spite of Pellatt's fascination with cars and horses and in spite of his rather
generous girth in later life he was still an avoid walker.